Charles I. Walker Collection 1817-1887 1817-1825


Charles I. Walker Collection, 1817-1887, 1817-1825

Charles I. Walker Collection 1817-1887 1817-1825

Professor of law at the University of Michigan. Papers collected relating to the founding of the University; include original draft of the act to establish the Catholepistemiad, table explaining meaning of names of professorships, various drafts and amendments, receipts, correspondence, and related documents; contain papers drafted or signed by Augustus B. Woodward, John Monteith, and William Woodbridge.

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Woodward, Augustus B. (Augustus Brevoort), -1827 (person)

Augustus B. Woodward was the dominant figure in the government of Michigan Territory prior to 1812. Educated at Columbia University and Virginia, by 1797 he was buying property in Washington, D.C. Woodward came to Detroit shortly after the devastating fire of 1805 and was appointed chief of the Michigan Territory's first three judges. Finding the city in ruins, Woodward was able to persuade Governor William Hull to postpone rebuilding until a comprehensive plan could be drawn up. Based on his ex...

University of Michigan. (corporateBody)

Outside of museum holdings, no comprehensive survey and inventory of campus artwork had been attempted since 1937. With support from the Michigan Commission on Art in Public Places, 1,076 items were inventoried during 1988-1990. Additional inventory work was undertaken in 1997-1998 for risk management purposed, but generated little new information. From the description of Inventory of University of Michigan-owned art, 1988-1990, 1997-1998. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id...

Woodbridge, William, 1780-1861 (person)

Woodbridge was born in Conn. on Aug. 20, 1780. He served in several high Ohio political positions before moving to Michigan. Woodbridge served as Secretary and Acting Governor of the Territory of Michigan, 1812-1828; Collector of Customs at Detroit, 1814- ; Michigan Territory's first delegate in Congress, 1819-1820; Justice of the Territorial Supreme Court, 1828-1832; Delegate from the 1st District (Detroit) to the Constitutional Convention of 1835; Senator from the 1st District, 1838-1839; Gove...

Walker, Charles I. (Charles Irish), 1814-1895 (person)

Charles Irish Walker was born April 25, 1814 in New York (State). Educated in common school, he started life as a teacher, clerk, and merchant. He moved to Grand Rapids (Mich.) to buy land in 1836. In 1837 he became editor of the Grand River Times (newspaper). In Vermont, Walker studied law and was admitted to the Vermont bar in 1842. He practiced law there until 1851 when he settled in Detroit (Mich.). After nearly a year as a Circuit Court Judge, Walker resigned to serve as professor of the la...

Monteith, John, 1788-1868 (person)

Presbyterian minister in Elyria, Ohio, Detroit and Blissfield, Michigan; professor at Hamilton College and first president of University of Michigan. From the description of John Monteith papers, 1797-1885. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 83571487 From the description of John Monteith papers, 1797-1885 [microform] (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 80831687 From the description of John Monteith papers, 1815-1885. (University of Michigan). Wo...

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